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Our Interdisciplinary Approach

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At Samatva Yoga we host a range of classes, courses, events and workshops in our lovely energy filled studios in both Kingston Downtown & West End. With our interdisciplinary approach, we cater to everyone: complete beginners, experienced practitioners, pregnant women, kids, teens and parents with babies. Each location hosts two studios, one hot (105 degrees + 40% humidity) and one …

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Lululemon SMY sunday morning yoga
Join Samatva Yoga Sundays @ 930am – July 1, 15 + August 19 + 26

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Join Samatva Yoga educators Jaime, Hang, Sarah + Andrea ( AKA Piper) @ Lululemon SMY this summer Sundays from 9:30-10:30 am for a complimentary yoga class!  It is bring your own mat.  SAMATVA HOSTS SMY: Sunday Mornings @ 930am thanks for inviting + sharing…. thanks for inviting + sharing…. share to a friend or share to social media

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The Groove Gathering: Ontario 2018
Join Jaime in Sydenham June 22-24

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Taken in full from https://www.thegroovefestival.com/ + The Groove Gathering on Facebook Join us for the 5th annual ORIGINAL VERSION Groove Gathering on a beautiful 13-acre property near Sydenham. Featuring some of our favourite international & local movement educators & musicians, including Doug Swenson, MacKenzie Miller, East Forest, Liz Huntly, Roland Jensch, Lana Sugarman, Megan Marie Gates, Jaime Wood, Jaffer Hussain, …

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New Class Style: HOT 26 + 2

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Often referred to as Original Hot Yoga, this class, developed in the Ghosh lineage in Kolkata (Calcutta) where the climate is naturally very warm, is a 90 minute – set sequence of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. All postures are done twice. It is characterized by a fluctuation between exertion and relaxation where after each posture there is deep …

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$5 Kids Yoga 4-8
saturday mornings

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Kids yoga brings the hatha yoga postures, pranayama, and meditation practices together with kids imagination. In any given kids yoga class we could be pretending to be the plants and animals that live in the jungle, or exploring the ocean blue, making our way through a yoga obstacle course, playing yoga games, colouring a mandala or doing a metta (loving …

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Lesson Learned: Ujjayi Breath

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To bring a deeper awareness of the postures by internalizing attention. Let’s learn Ujjayi breath.  Unlike regular diaphragmatic breathing, where the throat is relaxed and the breath is silent, ujjayi uses an audible vibration with some purposeful tension. This type of breathing during asana or some pranayamas soothes the nerves and calms the mind.  The sound naturally draws attention to the nerves and calms …

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Spring Shenanigans SUPER SALE
ends april 2 – limited quantities

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ACTIVATES: April 1 2018EXPIRY: August 31 2018 BEST FOR: The temporarily committed SAVINGS? $233 365 Days of Classes + PERKS ACTIVATES: April 1, 2018 BEST FOR: BEST RATE!!!!! BREAKDOWN: $33.25/monthSAVINGS? $300 Only 50 available @ this rate + Keep it FOREVER!! NOTE: When purchasing, this package activates on the day of purchase. UPGRADE YOUR CURRENT MEMBERSHIP: If you have a current Infinity Membership with us + would …

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March Sama-Set: Quiet
Digesting the Experience

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The Importance of Silence Sometimes it’s not until we take a bit of time out and experience a slice of silence, that we actually realize how much we need it. In a fast-paced world, it’s so important to take a step back, breathe, look around and be grateful. Here are some of the benefits of being silent: You have to …

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Outside As Antidote

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These days we spend so much time in the virtual world that we are in danger of becoming brains in vats.  Our physical bodies atrophy as do our social skills and life skills.  The real and the virtual are not exactly opposites; they bleed into one another.  But let’s not forget the old ways of doing things, with a handshake …

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Lesson Learned: The “Ha” + “Tha” Defined

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To define Hatha Yoga. The balance of body, breath, mind and spirit is not an easy one.  From day to day, minute to minute, we may find ourselves emotionally swinging back and forth.  But it’s with a calm and relaxed state of body and mind that we’re able to accept and adapt to life’s changes and challenges.  This is an essential component …

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The Problem with Clutter

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It is important to realize how fundamentally intrinsic clutter clearing is to the whole practice of Feng Shui.  Most books on the subject mention it only in passing or not at all.  Perhaps they assume their readers have already dealt with this issue, but of course the truth is that most have not. I do not consider clutter clearing to …

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Reclaim Your Time

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It has become fashionable these days to use the works “addictive” and “disruptive” as a compliment for a new technology or Internet startup.  But let’s think about what these words actually mean and decide whether we really think it is desirable to have people hooked on a technology or to disrupt an entire segment of the economy.  If we turn …

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Ask an Educator! “Books, books, books…..”

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Chosen by: Gill Brown Fiction Non-Fiction What makes life worth living in the face of death? What do you do when the future, no longer a ladder toward your goals in life, flattens out into a perpetual present? What does it mean to have a child, to nurture a new life as another fades away? These are some of the …

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Benefits of Hot Yoga | Is this practice for you?

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The sweat starts almost instantly, dripping onto my mat before we’ve finished the first exercise. Lying on my back in a windowless, mirrored room at Moksha Yoga Halifax, I feel like a melting glacier trying to resist global warming. Our teacher walks through the room, offering gentle encouragement and the odd adjustment. “Embrace the heat,” she says warmly, and I …

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Giving the Freedom to Live

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In life each of us walks on the special path that the soul is destined to undertake  Our journeys are very different, and we progress at different rates.  The pitfalls and blessings we encounter are unique, yet we are all learning, and no one form of knowledge is more important than any other. Even so, when we observe those around …